From the Series Arachnid World
Be alert for a fancy spider web stretched across a path—it’s the trap of a hungry orb weaver! In this book, you will learn how orb weavers are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the spider’s body both inside and out. And a hands-on activity will give you an idea of how the orb weaver can detect prey caught in its web. Learn more about this fascinating member of nature’s Arachnid World.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.4|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||U|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.2|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||142472|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Activities, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Websites, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“Photos go beyond the standard portraits to show, for instance, harvestmen mating and multiple shots of ticks feeding. Each volume also includes multimedia resource lists and a science activity designed to provide insight on the arachnid world without actually involving any live animals. First-rate.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Sandra Markle
Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
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Enter the creepy-crawly world of the arachnid family with award-winning science author Sandra Markle! Too often lumped together with insects, these fascinating animals have distinctive characteristics and habits that are all their own. From spiders and scorpions to ticks and mites, these View available downloads →